The Hague, 16 Jul 07
UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka and Prof. Martien Molenaar, Rector of the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, recently signed an agreement to cooperate
Aceh Jaya, Indonesia, 10 Jul 07
Representatives of a Mexican alliance which raised more than 4 million dollars for survivors of a tsunami that devastated several Indian Ocean countries in 2004 recently visited Indonesia's Aceh district to see at first hand how the money they raised had benefited hundreds of local people who lost their homes.
Nairobi, 9 Jul 07
The President of the Ford Foundation, Susan Berresford last week visited the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, one of the most deprived low income settlements in East Africa, for a first-hand review of a project that recently won a top UN-HABITAT award.
Sambai, Simeulue Island, Indonesia, 5 Jul 07
Survivors of the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia recently had a reason to smile after UN-HABITAT handed over more than 600 houses built through Dutch funding on the island of Simeulue.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 3 Jul 07
Commemorating two years of UN-HABITAT’s post-Tsunami reconstruction work in Aceh and Nias, a photobook and video documentary was launched here today amidst a function attended by over 200 representatives of development agencies and community representatives.
Geneva, 2 Jul 07
The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, today presented Bahrain's Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa with UN-HABITAT's top award for his efforts in improving the lives of the urban poor through better housing policies and urban development.
Barr, Northern Uganda, 2 Jul 07
With the security situation improving in Northern Uganda, UN-HABITAT is working with thousands of homeward-bound Internally Displaced Persons to clean up the camps in which they sought refuge for years from insurgents of a movement called the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) .
Madrid, 29 Jun 07
On a working tour of Spain, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka this week held talks with the country’s Vice-President, Mrs. Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega, and the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, Mr. Joan Clos.
Havana, 28 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has said the agency would continue to support the Cuban government’s drive to provide decent housing for the country’s poorest people.